Industry 4.0 & Industrial IoT: A roadmap for cost effective implementation

Caption: Panel discussion, L to R: M Vijayakumar, Head—Facility Development & Automation,Roots Industries; T S Sundaram, Joint Managing Director,Super Machine Works;P V Sivaram, Managing Director, B&R Industrial Automation India, ShekharJitkar, Chief Editor, A&D India Magazine;Jayakumar Venkatesan, Head - Global Repair Operations, Rieter India;SushantaPattnaik, CEO, Lakshmi Ring TravellersSuper Machine Works;Sridaran R, Head - Manufacturing Engineering, CRI Pumps

Technology Day organized by B&R Industrial Automation brought together over 100+ delegates and 10 industry experts, who shared best practices and know-how about Industry 4.0 & Industrial IoT. The event held on July 17, 2017 in Coimbatore was partnered by A&D India, ITAMMA (Indian Textile Accessories & Machinery Manufacturers’ Association) and IPI (Indian Plastics Institute).

The event involved a mix of technical presentations, panel discussion, networking and it served as a right platform for B&R to announce its Coimbatore office operations.

The event provided a deeper insight on various aspects of cost-effective implementation of Industrial IoT& Industry 4.0 in brownfield plants, making machine and factories smart, benefits of using web-based visualization, secure remote diagnostics & maintenance possibilities and end-to-end connectivity via open source, vendor independent solutions.

Industry experts deliberate on Industry4.0 / IIoT

The panel discussion offered fresh perspective on the opportunities and challenges in manufacturing industry, and provided an ideal environment to discuss best practices and industry trends.

Interactive discussion on “Industry 4.0 & IIoT – What is in it for me?” helped to address various aspects including – benefits of successful deployment of Industrial IoT systems, Opportunities presented by IIoT, Technological and organizational challenges for companies, Steps organization should take to embark on the journey towards Industry 4.0 and B&Rsolutions to address major challenges in a cost effective method.

Caption: Arjun Balachandran, Sales Lead- Coimbatore, B&R Industrial Automation

Industry 4.0, smart manufacturing, digital factories describes a series of groundbreaking industry trends that are changing the way products are manufactured. To remain competitive, manufacturers need knowledge, training and state-of-the-art information and communication technology to improve productivity, shorten product development cycles and customize product efficiently and cost effectively.” quotes Mr. P V Sivaram, Managing Director of B&R Industrial Automation India. “

A smart factory should make optimal use of all available resources. It should be predictive, providing continuous improvement with being connected for communicating information in real time. B&R satisfies machine and factory needs of Industry 4.0 and serves as an ideal partner for a successful Industrial IoT implementation” he adds.

B&R Automation accelerates growth with new office in Coimbatore

“We believe that it is a significant step which acknowledges the growing importance of Coimbatore market. We are expanding India operations and opening of this office is fantastic news for us and our clients. It means that we are able to provide even more local support and establish a closer contact with our customers. We already have sales and service centers situated pan India, where B&R team is providing customer support, sales, on-site installation, training, service, and maintenance. This is another step towards local presence and market nearness”mentions Mr.P V Sivaram.

The conference concluded with a focus on future technology trends and shared knowledge of how innovation plays a key role in adaption of Industry 4.0. Uniquely, the conference continued to provide guidance and counseltextile and plastic industry regarding keys to success of Industry 4.0, facilitating a fruitful discussion with multiple viewpoints.